Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Benjamin Louttit - Vocals, Anthony Webster - Guitar, Joshua Gibson - Guitar, Gareth Owen - Bass, Isaac Gibson - Drums


Influences

Pianos Become The Teeth, Thrice, Touche Amore, Brand New, The National


Website

safehandsaus.bandcamp.com

Bio

Almost a year since the release of their Australian Music Prize longlisted second album "Tie Your Soul To Mine" comes the new EP from Newcastle's Safe Hands, "Disenchanted, I'm Sure". The four new songs were recorded over the course of two weekends in June of this year at Woodriver Studios, a startup creative space co-owned by band drummer Isaac Gibson. The sessions were helmed by Melbourne based musician/producer Lincoln le Fevre (who also contributes guest vocals to lead single "Pine") and find the band confidently cementing themselves within the realm of melodic, cathartic rock music, completely untethered from the heavier tendencies of their early releases. "Looking back on it a year later the last album feels very much a transitional release and was a bitter pill to swallow for a lot of our fanbase who preferred the heavier style," says vocalist and founding member Ben Louttit, "But at the same time it freed us up to do whatever we want. To not evolve somehow with every release would be to do a disservice to the people who still support us, and more importantly to ourselves as artists. I couldn't be happier with where we are creatively and musically right now."

"Disenchanted, I'm Sure" is available now digitally through Lost Boy Records and can be streamed on Spotify.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

01 Sep 2017

Triple J
40

Big fan of Safe Hands, and this is another rush of blood. pretty sure i hear "papa" Lincoln Le Fevre joining in on the vocals there too.

Big fan of Safe Hands, and this is another rush of blood. pretty sure i hear "papa" Lincoln Le Fevre joining in on the vocals there too.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

01 Sep 2017

Triple J
40

Fiery! This is big stuff.

Fiery! This is big stuff.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

28 Sep 2016

Triple J
40

the best I have heard this band sounding. I love this reinvention.

the best I have heard this band sounding. I love this reinvention.